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Brian K. Obach

in Organic Struggle: The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029094
eISBN:
9780262328302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029094.003.0006
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Social justice concerns have been tied to the organic cause at least since its embrace by the 1960s counterculture, but how social justice is perceived and pursued is complicated and contradictory. ... More


Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.

Ashanté M. Reese

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651507
eISBN:
9781469651521
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651507.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

In this book, Ashanté M. Reese makes clear the structural forces that determine food access in urban areas, highlighting Black residents’ navigation of and resistance to unequal food distribution ... More


Conclusion: Black Lives and Black Food Futures

Ashanté M. Reese

in Black Food Geographies: Race, Self-Reliance, and Food Access in Washington, D.C.

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781469651507
eISBN:
9781469651521
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651507.003.0007
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter summarizes the main arguments of the book, reprises the usefulness of centering the narratives of everday residents, and explores the limits of self-reliance through a reflection on the ... More


Conclusion: Food Deserts and Desserts

Christopher Carter

in The Spirit of Soul Food: Race, Faith, and Food Justice

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
May 2022
ISBN:
9780252044120
eISBN:
9780252053061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252044120.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter provides a review of the key arguments made within each chapter throughout the book and further explains how colonialism and coloniality have been the underlying assumptions that ... More


Environmental Justice, Political Ecology, and the Three Bodies of a Mohawk Community

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The first chapter introduces the Superfund process, and describes how concepts and theories around environmental justice and political ecology need to be framed with an understanding of settler ... More


Organic Struggle: The Movement for Sustainable Agriculture in the United States

Brian K. Obach

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780262029094
eISBN:
9780262328302
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029094.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Organic Struggle analyzes the evolution of the sustainable agriculture movement in the United States and evaluates its achievements and shortcomings. It traces the development of organic farming from ... More


The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Elizabeth Hoover

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Elizabeth Hoover takes us deep into Akwesasne—an indigenous community in upstate New York—the remarkable community that partnered with scientists and developed grassroots programs to fight the ... More


Contamination, Convenience, and a Changing Food Culture

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Prior to the discovery of contamination in the river, Akwesasne relied on fishing and farming to sustain food needs and the local economy. The fourth chapter focuses on changes in food culture in ... More


“We’re Not Going to Be Guinea Pigs”: Lessons from Community-Based Participatory Research

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Rooted in interview material with scientists, field workers and study participants, as well as the literatures of citizen science, CBPR, and study report-back, the third chapter discusses the ... More


Environmental Contamination, Health Studies, and Mitigation Politics

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Drawing from interviews, archival materials, public meeting minutes, and newspaper clippings, the second chapter documents the history of the discovery of, and efforts to remediate environmental ... More


PCBs and Thrifty Genes: Broadening the Scope of Illness Explanation

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The fifth chapter explores the ways in which Akwesasne community members conceptualize the environmental, social, and physiological origins of diabetes, placing the blame not just on individual ... More


Highlighting Resilience: Individual, Social, and Political Resurgence and Survivance

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

The book’s conclusion highlights how Akwesasro:non suggestions for ways to improve environmental health research and health care can be framed through a model of three bodies: the individual, social, ... More


Driving Tour through the Political and Environmental History of Akwesasne

Elizabeth Hoover

in The River Is in Us: Fighting Toxics in a Mohawk Community

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781517903022
eISBN:
9781452958880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9781517903022.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

Chapter 1 lays out the history of this community in the context of a driving tour, using landmarks along the main thoroughfare to discuss relevant points in Akwesasne’s history to illustrate the ... More


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